(A)   A local disaster may be declared only by the Chair of the County Board or the successors as described in this chapter. When declared by the Chair, any disaster declaration shall not be continued for a period in excess of seven days except by or with the consent of the County Board. Any order or proclamation declaring, continuing, or terminating a local disaster shall be given prompt and general publicity, and shall be filed promptly with the Lake County Clerk.
   (B)   The effect of a declaration of a local disaster is to activate the response and recovery aspects of any and all applicable local emergency operations plans and to authorize the furnishing of aid and assistance thereunder.
   (C)   During a local disaster, the Chair may suspend the provisions of any county ordinance prescribing procedures for the conduct of county business, or the orders, rules, and regulations of any county agency, if strict compliance with the provisions of any ordinance, rule, or regulation would in any way prevent, hinder, or delay necessary action in coping with the emergency, as authorized by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act; provided that, if the County Board meets at that time, the Chair shall act subject to the directions and restrictions imposed by the body.
(1977 Code, § 3:5-1) (Res./Ord. passed 4-10-2007)